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Monday, December 4, 2000

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Cost-Cutting Dot-Coms Start to Shun Advice From Experts
Washington Post
Japan's Sluggish Economy Grows Just 0.2%
Washington Post
Iraq to resume oil exports until January
Chicago Tribune
PepsiCo agrees to buy Quaker
Chicago Tribune
San Francisco: Persian Zam Zam Room Owner Dies
San Francisco Chronicle
California Shaken by Natural Gas Price Explosion
Los Angeles Times
Washington, D.C. Held Hostage to Single Party System
Los Angeles Times
America Turns Wary After Long Spending Spree
International Herald Tribune
Drink and Poverty Killing Russian Men in Their Prime
International Herald Tribune
Lernout & Hauspie -- the fall of a technology giant
BBC News
IMF begins Turkey economic crisis talks
BBC News
Water shortage worsens in Charlotte
Port Charlotte Sun Herald
Leasing equips owners for business
Orlando Sentinel
Waterfront projects sunk by manatees
Fort Myers News Press
Manufacturing Drops in November
MSNBC
Economic Data Downplayed: Analysts Add Asterisk to Weak Income, Spending Numbers
Washington Post
Web Shopping Up 40% in November
Washington Post
Optimism sagging along with stocks
Chicago Tribune
Iraq cuts off oil exports
BBC News
Car dealers attribute drop to election
Tallahassee Democrat Online

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top local business

Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs
Following-up is the Real Secret to Success  Have you noticed that successful people keep their promises? Perhaps that is why they are successful, if they tell you they are going to call you, send you a letter, do you a favor, they usually do. Full Story

The Business of Doing Good
Today’s Not-for-Profit Organization is Not Your Grandmother’s Charity  Even at a local level, many not-for-profit organizations have multimillion-dollar budgets, layers of management, stringent business practices, and accountability requirements that could send an entrepreneur over the edge. Historically treated as the poor relations of the corporate family, these organizations have come into their own in the business world, showing that success in doing good means business practices done well. Full Story

Ritz Hosts Spa Preview
Guests Treated to Sneak Peak at 51,000 Sq. Ft. Facility 

Rendering of the Spa
Rendering of the Spa

When it opens in early 2001, the Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Naples will be the largest in Florida and one of the largest in the U.S. The spectacular 3-story building, adjacent to the award-winning hotel will offer a comprehensive set of enticements for members and hotel guests that require the ultimate in pampering. Full Story

Looks Like Season is Here
Increase in Passengers Heralds Autumn’s Arrival at Southwest Florida International Airport  October’s passenger count jumped by almost 10 percent compared to October 1999 at Southwest Florida International Airport. The month’s 374,000 passengers brought the year-to-date total to 4.3 million, an increase of 5 percent over the same period last year. Full Story

Looking for Proof
A Local Company Found it Online  The transition from sign-maker to dot-comer was natural for Rob Munz because, he says, “what is a Web site but a sign on the Internet.” After running his sign company, Graphic Accents, in Naples for seven years, Munz caught the Internet bug. Full Story

New Not-For-Profit For Businesses
Collier County Merchants Association Formed  The Collier County Merchants Association, a new non-profit organization, has been formed to help businesses in Southwest Florida accomplish a number of significant objectives. Full Story

Going With Gas
Natural Gas Headed To Mediterra  The Bonita Bay Group and TECO Peoples Gas have entered into an agreement to provide a natural gas distribution system within Mediterra, the new 1697-acre master-planned community under way in North Naples. Full Story

Fifth Third Opens Berkshire Banking Center
Grand Opening Planned
Atlantic States to Open New Naples Office
Bank Continues Expansion with the Opening of New 5,000-Square-Foot Branch
Career Shadowing Week
Collier County Schools Looking for Participants
Lurias.com Arises from Ashes of Its Brick & Mortar Namesake
Former Florida Store Makes Online Debut
SWFIA Success
Airport Keeps Airline Costs Down
Florida Gets So-So Ranking in U.S. Education Study
1st State by State Comparison Provides Invaluable insights
Looks Like Season is Here
Increase in Passengers Heralds Autumn’s Arrival at Southwest Florida International Airport
 
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Week of Monday December 4, 2000

   Monday 12/4/2000
  11:30am Florida Public Relations Association Luncheon
  1:00pm Von Liebig Art Center Brown Bag Talk
   Wednesday 12/6/2000
  11:30am Economic Development Council of Collier County
  5:30pm BIA and SMC Christmas Cheer at Varian's
   Thursday 12/7/2000
  8:00am Dodge Celebrity Invitational
  9:00am Naples Free-Net classes
   Friday 12/8/2000
  8:30am Southwest Florida Association of Health Underwriters General Membership Meeting

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